Conversations with college representatives comfort students

The Annual College Fair was held on September 2, 2019.

Various universities from all over the globe came to the Win Mumby Gymnasium to interact with students and answer questions they might have had. 

The fair began at 9:30 a.m and went on till 12:40 p.m. During this time students flooded the gym, buzzing with energy and asking important questions. 

Ms. Deneene Ricketts, College Counselor, sent an email to the student body in prior with a list of colleges attending the fair and possible questions the students could ask.

Diya Bathija, Class of 2021, was really appreciative of the college fair. “There wasn’t anything similar to the fair at my old school. This was a really good opportunity, and as an art student it was nice to talk to colleges about their art programs,” Bathija said.

For seniors, the college fair is essential. 

Jigya Talwar, Class of 2020, said, “as a senior, the college fair was great, my class and I had the opportunity to talk to the [representatives] and personally, it soothed some of my fears about applying to college.”

The college fair, organized by Ms. Swati Shrestha and Ms. Deneene Ricketts, was an event that took a lot of time and effort to coordinate. “I want to thank the college counsellors for this amazing opportunity,” Bathija said. 

Umreen Werner-Ahmed, Class of 2021, said, “all we did was escort the college representatives to the gym. It was nice to have the opportunity to talk to them on the way up.” Ahmed is a first-year college counselling intern and mentioned that she learned a lot about applying to colleges in a simple conversation with the representatives. 

Although many students found the college fair to be helpful, a few felt that it could be better.

Savya Agarwal, Class of 2021, said, “It was really great seeing and talking to the college representatives, however, there weren’t colleges with high rankings that students would actually want to go to.” 

Talwar added, “It’s not that the college fair didn’t help, it really did, however, last year’s fair was much better.” 

While a few students believe that the Annual College Fair can be tedious, a majority find it to be productive and useful. 

 

Nupur Agrawal is the features editor of The Woodstocker

Edited by Archita Aggarwal

Photo courtesy of Mr. Will Ferguson, Marketing Associate 

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